Pieta

User rating: 5

Release Date: May 31, 2013 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: July 23, 2013

1h 44m | Drama


Lee Kang-do (Lee Jung-jin) is a cold-blooded loan shark who grew up as an orphan. He doesn't know anything about compassion, love or affection. He lives and works in a shabby neighborhood filled with social outcasts.

One day a mysterious woman shows up at Kang-do's door, telling him she's his mother. He puts her to a series of brutal tests to find out if she's telling the truth. Eventually, he begins to develop affection for this woman who could be his mother, and reconsiders his violent lifestyle.

In Korean with English subtitles.

Director: Ki-duk Kim
Studio: Drafthouse Films
Producer(s): Kim Ki-duk, Soon-mo Kim
Cast: Min-soo Cho, Jung-jin Lee
Writer(s): Kim Ki-duk
Official Site: http://drafthousefilms.com/film/pieta


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